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THE MANUAL OF A CHRISTIAN KNIGHT
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Desiderius Erasmus was a Christian, humanistscholar; the first editor of the New Testament;a classicist; and a leading voice in thetheological debates of the early Reformation innorthern Europe. He contended with thereformer Martin Luther (1483-1546),emphasizing the importance of free will inhuman actions against Luther’s belief in theabsolute bondage of the will to sin.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Erasmus’ very popular 16th century guidebook on how to live a moral, Christian lifewhile avoiding formal ritual and observances.
THE EDITION USED
A Book Called in Latin Enchiridion MilitisChristiani and in English The Manual of theChristian Knight, replenished with the most wholesome precepts made by the famous clerk Erasmus of Rotterdam, to which is added anew and marvellous profitable Preface(London: Methuen and Co., 1905).
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